Konavle is Croatia’s southernmost region located in the far southeast of the city of Dubrovnik covering an area of 209 km² with 9 500 inhabitants. This historically and culturally rich rural region has 33 picturesque villages and hamlets, many of which have retained the traditional stone architecture from ancient times and Dubrovnik Republic.
Konavle’s long history manifests even in its name, as „Konavle“ derives from the Latin word “canale, canalis”, referring to the viaduct which, in the Roman times, carried water to ancient Epidaurum today’s Cavtat.
Cavtat is a charming coastal town and region’s administrative center, birthplace of the famous painter Vlaho Bukovac and voted as one of European best destinations in 2019. Though small in size and population, Konavle region is distinguished by its fascinating contrasting landscape as the long, fertile field of Konavle stretches between the rocky coast of Adriatic Sea and the mountainous hinterland.
Konavle’s rich heritage and stunning nature offers diverse experiences for everyone, from visiting historical sites like ancient cliffside fortress Sokol grad, participating in folklore manifestations in Čilipi and taking wine and gastro tours through local taverns and etno villages to trekking above the breathtaking cliffs, swimming at the renowned Pasjača beach or, at the least, strolling through many seaside promenades.